Female genital mutilation(FGM) is also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision. Removal of some or all of the external female genitalia is an unnecessary violation practiced in 27 African countries.
A 2008 study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine reported that 32 per cent of women who underwent the procedure did so to correct a functional impairment; 31 per cent to correct a functional impairment and for aesthetic reasons; and 37 per cent for aesthetic reasons alone. According to a 2011 review published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, overall patient satisfaction is in the 90–95 percent range.
Newsweek in 2015 reported…
The number of women and girls at risk for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United States has more than doubled in the past 10 years, according to new figures released on Friday.
The data, the first on FGM in the U.S. for a decade, is being published to coincide with the United Nations’International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.
More than half a million women and girls in the U.S. are at risk of undergoing FGM in the U.S. or abroad, or have already undergone the procedure, including 166,173 under the age of 18, according to thePopulation Reference Bureau (PRB). Immigration to the U.S. from African and Middle Eastern countries—where the practice of FGM is a deeply entrenched cultural tradition—is the sole factor for the rise in numbers, says Mark Mather, a demographer at PRB who led the data analysis.
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Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Transgender and Gential Surgery – Miami